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Checking In About Recent Events

Please check in on your military-connected employees and community members during this time of uncertainty related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The military-connected community is a proud group that is known for their service and willingness to help others. However, this same group often hesitates to ask for help or assistance. They believe that someone else is always more …

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Work With Us!

Looking for a Rewarding Career? Come Work With Us February 27, 2022 The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is hiring. We have open positions across the state that have one thing in common: each role plays a vital part in how the Arizona Coalition for Military Families extends support and resources to Arizona’s 500,000+ service members, veterans and their families through …

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ACMF Annual Statewide Symposium

Symposium: Registration is Open

Date: April 20 & 21, 2022 Time: Programming from 8 AM – Noon, Virtual Networking from Noon – 12:30 PM (Arizona/Pacific Time) Place: ACMF Virtual Conference Center at www.ACMFEventCenter.org  Registration is now open for the 2022 Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans and Their Families. You are invited to join in this virtual event that brings together our entire …

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CDC Warrior Built

Connecting on a National Stage CDC Foundation Warrior Built The Arizona Coalition for Military Families was invited to participate in a national initiative hosted by the CDC Foundation and the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. It was my honor to represent the Coalition and all of the partners who work together with us across Arizona to address …

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Testimony Before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Statement of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs U.S. Senate | Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Hearing on VA and DoD Collaboration: Improving Outcomes for Service Members and Veterans Statement by Thomas R. Winkel, Director, Arizona Coalition for Military Families November 3, 2021 Thank you Chairman Tester, Ranking Member Moran, Arizona Senator Sinema, …

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Door-to-Door Transportation, Assistance for Veterans

More than a quarter of Arizona veterans and their families live in rural communities. Be Connected is partnering around the state to strengthen access to care and connection to resources for our veteran community. Many veterans do not have access to reliable transportation and may lack the technology or budget needed to use popular rideshare services, creating a barrier for …

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Be Connected Provides COVID-19 Relief

COVID-19 swept through our country with a vengeance, taking the lives and stealing the livelihoods of many Arizonans. To help ease some of the burden caused by the pandemic, the Arizona Coalition for Military Families and Be Connected secured grant funding from the Bob Woodward Foundation, in partnership with the National Football League, to provide immediate relief to Arizona’s veterans …

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Career Navigation Plus

October 2021 Creating opportunities and providing specialized support to women veterans and minority veterans is the goal of our new program called Be Connected Career Navigation Plus. We held a launch event for this initiative on September 30 to share the benefits available to participants.  If you or someone you know is a woman veteran or minority veteran, we invite …

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Support Before, During and After Deployment

October 2021 October 26 is National Day of the Deployed – our opportunity to honor the men and women deployed in service to our great nation. To ensure that we’re meeting the needs of veterans who have been deployed, and the families preparing for and reuniting after deployment, we encourage you to take the Arizona Veteran Survey. We want to …

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Arizona Veteran Success Stories

October 2021 The Be Connected Support Line, 866-4AZ-VETS (866-429-8387) is available for any Arizona service member, Guard and Reserve members, veterans, their families and caregivers. This is a statewide support line offered at no cost that is answered by an Arizona-based team that specializes in providing resources and support for veterans, people in the military and anyone who supports them. These are …

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